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America’s Forgotten Desperado
1 year ago

America’s Forgotten Desperado

Born in rural Alabama on January 15, 1916, Rufus William ‘Whitey’ Franklin is one of America’s forgotten desperadoes. As incorrigible a criminal as they come, he started small, grew big, …
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New York’s Final Federal Electrocution
1 year ago

New York’s Final Federal Electrocution

“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.

Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked …
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The Tri-State Terror
2 years ago

The Tri-State Terror

Wilbur Underhill is one of the forgotten outlaws of the ‘Crime Wave’ that terrified America during the 1920’s into the early 1930’s. Multiple murders, a string of armed robberies and …
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Stealing Art:  It’s Not Like In the Movies
2 years ago

Stealing Art: It’s Not Like In the Movies

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In spite of the image created by Hollywood, most art theft isn’t perpetrated by a suave and sophisticated criminal whose taste runs to the great masters. To the contrary, those …
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Francis ‘Two Gun’ Crowley
2 years ago

Francis ‘Two Gun’ Crowley

He was no relation to famed Satanist Aleister Crowley, but young Francis had more than a touch of the Devil in him just the same. Born in New York City …
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Forgotten Crimes
2 years ago

Forgotten Crimes

It’s shocking enough that over 3 million violent crimes go unreported every year, but the real shock comes in the fact that there are a lot of crimes that people …
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Bank Robbery Is A Family Affair
2 years ago

Bank Robbery Is A Family Affair

Scott Catt was a typical US dad. He encouraged his two teenage children, Hayden and Abby to follow their dreams and the value of hard work. He often took his …
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Agent Zigzag
2 years ago

Agent Zigzag

Look at the photo. Ask yourself what you think. Dashing? Handsome? A gentleman? Wealthy and successful? Eddie Chapman was all these things. He was also an army …
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The World’s Greatest Bank Heist That Never Happened
2 years ago

The World’s Greatest Bank Heist That Never Happened

March 18th, 2003. Just hours before former President George W. Bush dropped the first bombs over Baghdad; shamed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein called a meeting among some of his closest …
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Oklahoma’s Forgotten Badman
3 years ago

Oklahoma’s Forgotten Badman

The Wild West. Breeding ground for some of America’s most famous lawmen and infamous criminals. Marshals, Sheriffs, shootists, gamblers, gunslingers, killers and thieves blazed their bloody trails all over the …
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